As of 1 January 2021, importers and manufacturers of products subject to the extended producer responsibility (including electrical and electronic equipment, batteries, textiles and packaging) as well as manufacturers’ associations are required to submit the relevant yearly reporting in accordance with the revised procedure. The report must contain information about products released on the Russian market during reporting year, the fulfilment by a particular importer or manufacturer of the set utilisation / recycling targets for wastes that in
Clothing and textile
As of 1 January 2021, the list of products subject to the extended producer responsibility in Russia has been revised. The revised list was adopted by Governmental Direction No. 3721-r of 31 December 2020.
The revised list includes 40 product groups and 10 groups of packaging – 50 groups in total (previously – 46 product groups and 8 groups of packaging – 54 groups in total).
Importers and manufacturers of products subject to the extended producer responsibility (EPR) and recycling targets (e.g. electronic equipment, textiles and some types of packaging) will have to submit the environmental charge calculation form in accordance with the rules adopted by Order No. 920 of 13 July 2020.
Manufacturers and importers pf products subject to the extended producer responsibility in Kazakhstan are required to comply with the revised version of the Rules on EPR obligations, including management of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), batteries and packaging.
The EPR obligations arise:
- For manufacturers – from the moment a finished product has been recorded as such in the manufacturer’s internal records;
The Russian standardisation authority Rosstandart has clarified that if a manufacturer or importer places on the Russian market any face masks they do not claim to be personal protective equipment or masks declared as a part of clothes or apparel – these types of face masks do not have to undergo mandatory conformity assessment procedure.
The Government has moved forward the date from which identification marking of footwear becomes mandatory from 1 March 2020 to 1 July 2020 by amending the rules for mandatory marking of footwear adopted by Decree No. 860 of 5 July 2019.
As of 1 March 2020, it becomes forbidden to sell footwear and shoes without the required identification marking. Manufacturers and importers that all footwear and shoes produced or imported after this date have been labelled with the unique code that looks similar to a QR code. In order to sell any remaining stock to retailers or end users, it is required to label it with the identification codes.
1. Draft procedure for identification marking of clothing and textile
As of 1 July 2020, the Russian Government is planning to make identification marking of textiles and clothing (“light industry” goods) mandatory for all importers and manufacturers.
Draft procedure for the mandatory identification marking of light industry goods was published on 23 September 2019.